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Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:22

Dove, hope situation with your son's friend's wife improves asap.  

Its been very warm today.  Bit windy but even this was warm.  Looks like we will all be shaken up over the weekend courtesy of Gulf Stream winds. 

Busy Ive heard that the new boilers are not very durable.  Best to research options first I think

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:48

Nice Chicky.  Mine arrived today and it looks perfect foliage plant.

Which Pest ate all my Beetroots?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:44

It was........


......the good guys

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:22

Just received hydrangea limelight from Mail Order Trees today.  Second order from them and one of the good guys.  reasomable price, well packaged and good sized 3 litre plant.  As a bonus  they sent me another limelight free because my order was delayed.  I had placed the order on Dec 23 so didnt expect any delivery over xmas or new year.  Now I can give a belated xmas present to a friend of mine and have one in my garden .....happy days 


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:34

Tried to post a picture but it didn't do me justice.  Suffice to say I was chased by all the girls ........


A hundred years ago!  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:26

Hello Joyce.  

Upsetting isn't it?  Being or feeling helpless at these times is awful yet I'm sure your friend feels you are very helpful and supportive. Often people with terminal illnesses secure extra strength mentally .......went through a situation with my young sister.....32 when she died of cancer......and she seemingly got stronger, wiser and more philosophical as her time drew near.   Her " strength" put us all to shame in a way.  Her good days were glorious ones for all of us

it's such a cliche to say take one day at a time but it is the way to go, to feel and to think.  Just continue  to be her friend Joyce 

My alstromeira keep growing

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 11:09

Alstroemerias do not like to be moved really.  It took 3 years to achieve full flowering plants again after digging up.  The roots are very fragile and small so try to get a decent rootball if you can.

im happy where mine is is a beauty (should post a picture in mid spring) that will flower for a long time but I'm also happy for it to have its dormancy now that it's obscured during the summer.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:59

Windy wet night but all quiet right now.  Warm though 

got a car full of cleared out stuff to take to local dump this morning.  Lovely!   Mind you we have sold a lot too.  Good quality so happy all round

prob won't plant mahonia caress today........a couple of poss sites 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 19:13

Busy day.  And my mahonia caress and geranium hocus pocus arrived whilst I was away.  That was a fast delivery. plants look good.

Just finished moving niece suddenly decided we have to move beds around and,,of course, the co-ordinated furniture.  Whaaaat?  Anyway all done and I guess it does all look better. 

Been lovely day here and pretty warm.

Vine weevils

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 19:03

Of course,,you can't use nematodes AND Provado in same area/pot

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